Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles, Les Standiford
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Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental Aqueduct, and the Rise of Los Angeles

Author: Les Standiford

Narrator: Robert Fass

Unabridged: 9 hr 11 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Harper Audio

Published: 03/31/2015

Genre: History - United States - State & Local - West (ak, Ca, Co, Hi, Id, Mt, Nv, Ut, Wy)

Synopsis

The author of Last Train to Paradise tells the story of the largest public water project ever created—William Mulholland’s Los Angeles aqueduct—a story of Gilded Age ambition, hubris, greed, and one determined man who's vision shaped the future and continues to impact us today.In 1907, Irish immigrant William Mulholland conceived and built one of the greatest civil engineering feats in history: the aqueduct that carried water 223 miles from the Sierra Nevada mountains to Los Angeles—allowing this small, resource-challenged desert city to grow into a modern global metropolis. Drawing on new research, Les Standiford vividly captures the larger-then-life engineer and the breathtaking scope of his six-year, $23 million project that would transform a region, a state, and a nation at the dawn of its greatest century.With energy and colorful detail, Water to the Angels brings to life the personalities, politics, and power—including bribery, deception, force, and bicoastal financial warfare—behind this dramatic event. At a time when the importance of water is being recognized as never before—considered by many experts to be the essential resource of the twenty-first century—Water to the Angels brings into focus the vigor of a fabled era, the might of a larger than life individual, and the scale of a priceless construction project, and sheds critical light on a past that offers insights for our future.Water to the Angels includes 8 pages of photographs.

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